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The Bears have had one of their best free agency seasons in years this spring but Phil Emery was hired to improve the Bears’ drafts. In the 11-years that Jerry Angelo was general manager the Bears had a winning record on the field but an inability to infuse young talent onto the team through the draft. They've always had to pay a premium in free agency for developed talent. As successful as Emery has been in navigating the team through the free agent market, his real job began April 26 when the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft officially started. Now that the trades are complete, the players selected and the talking heads slip back into their cubicle lairs to prepare for 2013 it’s time to evaluate how the Bears and Emery did.
First Round (19th Overall) – Shea McClellin, Outside Linbacker, Boise State; 6’3”, 260-lbs
At the start of the draft it was a question of which side of the line, offense or defense, that the Bears considered the biggest priority. In 2010 Jay Cutler wa...
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Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery slipped to the Chicago Bears at pick No. 45 in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Jeffery fills Chicagos need for a prime No. 2 receiver and wingman for prized offseason acquisition Brandon Marshall. Jeffery may lack top-end speed, but he is a big target with soft hands who has proven himself against top competition in the SEC, and we like his upside as...
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith believes that linebacker Brian Urlacher is healthy and is good to go after suffering a knee injury at the end of the 2011 season.
“Brian is good to go,” Smith said. “There shouldn’t be any issues. I know that he hasn’t had any issues through the offseason so he’ll be good to go. We’re not really concerned injury-wise with many of...
The Chicago Bears passing attack, anemic for years now, was boosted mightily this offseason by the additions of wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.
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The Chicago Bears reeled in two very talented players in the first two rounds.
They added some potential contributors in the third and fourth rounds.
Then finished off the final rounds with two cornerbacks, who can help lighten the losses of Corey Graham and Zackary Bowman.
Overall, the 2012 NFL Draft was pretty good for general manager Phil Emery and the Bears.
Here’s how the...
The Chicago Bears inked Troy offensive tackle James Brown, who many projected as a mid-round pick, along with ten other undrafted free agents in the wave of signings following the conclusion of the 2012 NFL Draft. Brown, 6-4, 306, started 38 games at left tackle but struggled in the Senior Bowl against edge rushers and could move to guard. A former [...]
Defensive tackle Ronnie Cameron from Old Dominion University went undrafted, but signed a contract with the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
Cameron has arguably been the most impressive player since the Old Dominion program was restarted in 2009. He earned the Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year this past season as well as CAA Football Student-Athlete of the Year...
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The Chicago Bears this morning officially agreed to terms with 11 undrafted free agent rookies. Bear Report offers notes and analysis on each of the team’s newest players.
The Sports Xchange breaks down GM Phil Emery's six selections in his first draft as head of the Chicago Bears.
A resounding statement was made by new GM Phil Emery during the 2012 NFL draft, he's just as confident in the Bears' offensive line as Lovie Smith is. The Bears did not draft a single offensive lineman during the seven rounds of this weekend's NFL draft, instead choosing to focus primarily on the secondary. Three of the Bears' six picks addressed the secondary...
I've been in deep thought and random message board discussion about the Shea McClellin selection for the Bears taking in the positives and the negatives and trying to weigh them all out. The pundits the experts, the draftniks everyone has an opinion on McClellin, most of it has been pretty positive in terms of his ability and athleticism.
On whether if he is better left...
In the final day of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears continued to stockpile depth at a key defensive position after getting a jump start on days one and two. But they started the day off with a pick on the offensive side of the ball to load another bullet in offensive coordinator Mike Tice’s gun. A gun named Jay Cutler. (How did that metaphor work for everyone? I’m too...
The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms with the following 11 undrafted free agents, a group that includes three wide receivers despite the club using its second round pick on South Carolina's Alshon Jeffery and third round pick this year (and next year) to acquire Brandon Marshall from the Miami Dolphins. Alvester Alexander, RB, Wyoming, James Brown, OT, Troy, Ronnie Cameron...